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 New Hampshire State Papers

 

 

Provincial Papers.

 

DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS

 

RELATING TO THE

 

PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE,

 

FROM 1686 TO 1722:

 

BEING PART I. OF PAPERS RELATING TO THAT PERIOD.

 

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE.

 

VOLUME II.

 

COMPILED AND EDITED BY

 

NATHANIEL BOUTON D. D.,

 

Corresponding Secretary of the New-Hampshire Historical Society.

 

 

MANCHESTER:

 

JOHN B. CLARKE, STATE PRINTER.

 

1868.

 

 

 

TABLES

 

Showing the Chief Magistrates of New Hampshire during the periods embraced in the First and Second volumes of this Pro­vincial History; or (1st) from 1641 to 1686; and (2d) from 1686 to 1722. Also, the reigning Kings of England during the same periods.

 

                         TABLE I. — VOLUME I.

 

                                                                                 Governors of

                                                               Massachusetts and New

A. D.      Kings of England.                                            Hampshire

 

1641      Charles I.                                         Richard Bellingham.

1642      "                                                              John Winthrop.

1644      "                                                               John Endecott.

1645      "                                                             Thomas Dudley.

1646      "                                                              John Winthrop.

1649      The Commonwealth.                                 John Endecott.

1650      "                                                             Thomas Dudley.

1651      "                                                               John Endecott.

1654      "                                                      Richard Bellingham.

1655      "                                                               John Endecott.

1660      Charles II.                                                             "

1665      "                                                      Richard Bellingham.

1673      "                                                               John Leverett.

1679      "                                                          Simon Bradstreet.

 

 

                                    TABLE II.

 

                                                                         Chief Magistrates

A. D.      Kings of England.                                of New Hampshire.

 

1680      Charles II.                                                       John Cutt.

1681      "                                                           Richard Waldron.

1682      "                                                          Edward Cranfield.

1685      James II.                                              Walter Barefoote.

1686      "                                                         Joseph Dudley (1).

1687      "                                                        Edmund Andros (1).

1689      William III.                                      Simon Bradstreet (1).

1692      "                                                                   John Usher.

1697      "                                                          William Partridge.

1698      "                                                                Samuel Allen.

1699      "                                                     Earl of Bellomont (1).

1702      Queen Anne.                                       Joseph Dudley (1).

1714      George I.                                                      "        "

1716      "                                                          Samuel Shute (1).

 

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(1) Also Governors of Massachusetts.

 

 

 

EDITOR'S PREFACE.

 

 

In the preparation of this volume, the Editor has adhered to the rules adopted in the first, viz.: In copying and preparing matter for the Press, he has aimed to preserve the exact language of the original or copy before him; particularly in writing proper names. In no case has the construction or grammar of a sentence been changed or a word altered. In copying strictly original papers, not only has the orthography, but the capitals and ab­breviations, been followed. The punctuation, which in most cases was entirely wanting, the Editor has supplied.

This second volume extends over a longer period than was at first contemplated. The reason is, that by this arrangement the unity of the Council Minutes and Records, from 1692 to 1722, is preserved; after which period there is a chasm in the Council Records, till 1742. Incorporated with the Records in this volume, will be found numerous Papers, Letters and Documents which relate to correspondent matters within the same period, and which serve to throw much light on the Records.

The third volume will cover a large portion of the same period with the second, and will contain "The Journal of the Council and Assembly," together with such official Papers and Documents as relate to the transactions of that body; also, the PROVINCE LAWS passed between 1696 and 1716.

The Editor gratefully acknowledges his obligations to His Ex­cellency Governor WALTER HARRIMAN, for the courtesy, counsel and encouragement given him in the prosecution of his labors; and also, to the Secretary of State and his Deputy, and to the State Librarian, for free access to Documents and Books, in their respective departments.

CONCORD, November, 1868.

 

 

 

GENERAL CONTENTS.

 

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VOLUME II.

 

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                                                                                              PAGES.

Commission and Administration of Sir Edmund Andros,                1-29

Unsettled state of the Province — 1689-1692,                             29-46

Wars with the Indians — 1687-1690,                                          46-56

     Commission and Instructions to Gov. Samuel Allen,               57-69

Administration of Lieut. Gov. John Usher — 1692-1696,

"Minutes of Council," &c., in same period,                                 70-202

     Custom-house in the Province,                                              77-84

     Great Island — Petition for a Township,                                 94-98

     Charter of Town of New Castle,                                          107-108

     Indian Treaty — 1693,                                                       110-112

     Massacre at Oyster River,                                                  125-129

     Grant of the Town of Kingston,                                           131-132

RECORDS OF COUNCIL — 1696-1723,                                    203-514

     Association to stand by the Protestant Succession,             258-259

     Commission of Lt. Gov. Wm. Partridge,                               250-260

     Gov. Samuel Allen assumes the Government,                           276

     Submission of the Eastern Indians — 1698,                        299-300

     Commission of the Earl of Bellomont,                                 305-312

     Form of Oath,                                                                    312-313

     Lt. Gov. Wm. Partridge,                                                             313

     Treaty with Algiers,                                                                  334

     Bellomont Papers (N. Y. Documents),                                 343-358

     Commission of Gov. Joseph Dudley — 1702,                       366-375

     Commission of Lt. Gov. John Usher — 1703,                       406-407

     Province Seal,                                                                          409

Trial, before the Superior Court of Judicature, Allen

     vs. Waldron, 1707,                                                             514-562

 

 

 

vi                                 GENERAL CONTENTS.

 

 

                                                                                               PAGES

RECORDS OF COUNCIL, — resumed,                                     563-748

     Privateering,                                                                            578

     Instructions to Gov. Dudley,                                                     580

     Notice of Joseph Smith, Esq., of Hampton,                                 587

     Ordnance, Powder, shot, &c., for New Hampshire,                     599

     New Province Seal,                                                                   610

     Failure of the expedition against Canada — 1711,              629-631

     Scout of Capt. Thomas Baker — 1712,                                       635

     Treaty of Utrecht — Proclamation,                                     644-659

     Death of Queen Anne; Accession of George I. — 1714,        662-664

Notice of Charles Story, Esq.,                                                        670

Gov. Vaughan, Lt. Gov. — 1715,                                                     678

Stratham — a township,                                                                691

Gov. Samuel Shute — arrives,                                                       695

Lt. Gov. Vaughan's Complaint and Speech,                              703-704

     "             "        suspended,                                                      710

John Wentworth, Esq., Lt. Gov., Commission,                                 712

Settlement of Scotch-Irish at Nutfield,                            718, 736, 738

 

                                           [See General Index at end.]